Dietrich Theater Upcoming Events! 

Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Friday, October 14 at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. & Saturday, October 15 at 11:00 a.m.
A play performed by the Dietrich Children's Theatre
Admission: Free
Sponsored by: the Pennsylvania Humanities Council
Take a ride down the great, grey-green, greasy Limpopo River as we travel back in time to see how some of the animals we know today were different in ancient times.  Watch how the curious Elephant got gets his trunk; how the lazy Camel earns his hump; and why the Cat still walks alone in the wet wild woods. 
Tickets are available by calling 570-996-1500 or at the door while they last.

Lecture - Semi-Public Executions: Tunkhannock and Wilkes-Barre from 1893-1909
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Wednesday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Presented by: Dr. Sheldon Spear
Admission: Free
History, unfortunately, offers numerous examples of grisly forms of entertainment.  The semi-public hangings, which took place in the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries fall within this category.  Northeastern Pennsylvania had its share of spectacles, and Dr. Sheldon Spear will examine the legal and social environment that surrounded them between 1893 1909.  Call 570-996-1500 for details. 

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

 Okay. We have a truly fun movie coming atcha this weekend. It’s a Hugh Jackman vehicle called Real Steel and looks to be the perfect family film! It takes place in the future, at a time when human boxing no longer happens and robots actually go into the ring to score a victory. Jackman plays a down-on-his-luck robot trainer who takes on a discarded robot because he thinks he can train it to be a winner. At the same time, Jackman discovers that he has an eleven year old son who would like to get to know his father. It’s a wonderful bit of science fiction that will have the entire family cheering. It’s a good movie for kids, both boys and girls, and the adults will be cheering, too. So, if you want to feel good when you come out of the theater, this is one of those movies – you laugh, you cheer, you triumph!

And speaking of feel good movies, we continue with Dolphin Talestarring Morgan Freeman. Everyone who’s seen it has loved it. It’s a truestory, which makes it even better, about a wounded dolphin who gets healedthanks to a forward thinking vet and a little help from his friends. Kids ofall ages have loved this movie and it’s with us for another week. I got a call the other day from someone who asked us for the Christianfilm Courageous. I am trying very hard to get it. As with so manyChristian films, they don’t make a lot of copies and don’t release them inthe standard way, but I’m hoping to have it for you in the next few weeks –one week if we’re lucky!

Erica and her gang of volunteers just keep moving along! We opened theEvans on Friday night and it was so good to have all four screens workingagain. You can see that we need carpeting and the walls aren’t painted andthe curtains aren’t hung and…and…but the theaters are all open and that’snothing short of a miracle! Jim and Joe and Capt. Alan and Sam and Bob andDanny just keep plugging away, day after day after day. We will never, aslong as we live, be able to thank these men enough for all they are doingfor us. There is simply no way we could afford to have this work done. Theflood took a terrible toll, on businesses and private lives. We are just solucky here that so many came to give us a hand – it has been totallystunning to see the number of people who came and to understand that somecame and, truly, never left and won’t until the job is done. Really, howcan you ever say enough thanks for that?

So, in the midst of all the flood and muck and heartbreak, our Shirley,who lost her home and almost everything in it, was at Myo Beach looking atwhere her house used to be when she saw a glint and reached down into theyuck and pulled out her so pretty gold and silver watch and, no, it wasn’t aTimex and yes, after three weeks in the muck it was still ticking! Still ticking! Floods are so random. Some of her pretty and ever so fragilePrincess House glasses withstood the torment of the waves, while sturdierseeming objects fell apart.

It doesn’t make sense, what the waters destroyed and what they didn’t.You can try and try, but there’s no sense to it. One day you have a lovelyhome or a vital, gorgeous business and within twenty-four  hours it’s goneor altered beyond belief. Our Shirley, who has lost everything but thethings that matter most – her husband, her two dogs and her cat, has been so remarkable through all of this, so steadfast, so decent, so brave, that once again I am awed by the sheer courage some people display in the face ofdisaster. Shirley is so important to us here at the theater, she does somuch, she is so kind and funny and sweet, and we are so, so sorry for herloss. But her spirit, like her still ticking watch, is a miracle and aninspiration! Bless your heart, dear Shirley – we’re all rooting for you.

God Bless.

See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

September 30, 2011 -
October 13, 2011

October 7, 2011 -
October 13, 2011

Dolphin Tale
January 1, 1900 -
October 13, 2011

What's Your Number
September 30, 2011 -
October 13, 2011

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

BREAKING DAWN: Twilight Saga
November 18, 2011 -
November 20, 2011

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Bus Trip to Grey Towers, Dingman's Ferry & Milford
October 12, 2011

Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories
October 14, 2011 - October 15, 2011

Semi-Public Executions - A Lecture
October 19, 2011

Barbershop Vocal Clinic
October 29, 2011 - November 12, 2011

Sister Act on Broadway - Bus Trip
November 2, 2011

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
November 11, 2011 - November 12, 2011

Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas
December 2, 2011 - December 3, 2011

Dietrich Radio Players Performance
December 7, 2011

It's a Wonderful Life
December 13, 2011 - December 13, 2011

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

All About Pottery & Sculpture, ages 5-8
September 16, 2011 - October 7, 2011

Bearing Creative Fruit! ages 5-12
October 4, 2011 - October 25, 2011

Drawing and Painting, ages 5 to 8
October 14, 2011 - November 4, 2011

Drawing from Life, ages 9 to 12
October 27, 2011 - December 8, 2011

From the Easel: Oil Painting
September 15, 2011 - October 20, 2011

Holiday Camp, ages 6 to 12
December 27, 2011 - December 29, 2011

Painting Together, ages 3 & 4
October 14, 2011 - November 4, 2011

Quilting for Kids, ages 6 and up
September 14, 2011 - December 14, 2011

Trash to Treasures
November 11, 2011 - December 9, 2011

Trash to Treasures Together, ages 3 & 4
November 11, 2011 - December 9, 2011

Young at Art: Painting for Preschoolers
October 13, 2011 - November 3, 2011

Young at Art - Trash to Treasures for Preschoolers
November 10, 2011 - December 8, 2011

Intergenerational Quilting
September 14, 2011 - December 14, 2011

Open Studio/ Portfolio Prep
September 13, 2011 - November 29, 2011

Acting Workshop
October 6, 2011 - November 10, 2011

Create a Felted Scarf
September 27, 2011 - October 11, 2011

Decorative Painting
August 31, 2011 - December 14, 2011

Golden Days of Radio Players
October 4, 2011 - December 6, 2011

Introduction to Stained Glass
November 15, 2011

Jewelry Making Basics
December 5, 2011

Jewelry Making: Intro to Glass Fusing
October 24, 2011 - November 7, 2011

Knit a Slouchy Hat
October 18, 2011 - November 1, 2011

Mosaic Design
October 26, 2011 - December 7, 2011

Photoshop 101
October 5, 2011 - November 16, 2011

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

Live at the Dietrich for October 5, 2011

I am delighted to tell you that all four of the Dietrich’s screens are up and running! It is wonderful to see folks enjoy a great variety of movies. I am typically not a horror movie fan, but I may have to see Dream House because Daniel Craig is quite a draw for me. In fact he is my favorite Bond! I know I have said this before, but we can’t thank everyone enough for their continued efforts helping Tunkhannock and the Dietrich after the flood.

In addition to movies, the Dietrich has a wonderful variety of events for all ages this month. For little ones, the Dietrich Children’s Theatre will be back with free performances on Friday, October 14 at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 15 at 11 a.m. This time, our acting troupe will perform Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories. I’ve read the script, and it’s delightful! During this staged tale, audience members will take a ride down the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River and travel back in time to see how some of the animals we know today were different in ancient times. We will be able to see how the curious Elephant gets his trunk; how the lazy Camel earns his hump; and why the Cat still walks alone in the wet wild woods. I can’t wait to see families laughing and experiencing live theatre once again at the Dietrich. Thanks to funding from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, admission is free. Call us at 570-996-1500 for tickets.

Our artists-in-residence Amy and Steve Colley will be offering new art classes in October as well. Children, ages 5 to 12 will be able to experience Drawing and Painting on Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. During this four-session class, students explore the basic concepts of drawing and painting, including line, shape, texture, value, color and space while creating their own masterpieces. Classes will be held on October 14, 21, 28, and November 4 and admission is $35. For preschoolers, Amy Colley will help young artists discover similar concepts in Young at Art: Painting for Preschoolers. Classes will be held on Thursdays, October 13, 20, 27, and November 3 from 10 – 10:45 a.m. On Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., we will offer Painting Together for ages 3 and 4. In this class, little artists ages 3 and 4 and their moms, dads, grandparents and caregivers will learn a variety of painting techniques from finger painting to watercolor, to sponge painting and more! Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for more information about offering or to register.

For adults, we will be offering a host of courses in mosaic design, knitting, jewelry making, quilting, pottery and yoga this month. Visit our website or call 570-996-1500 for more information.